CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Annual Catty Project

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

Wow, it's our last CASE from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue!  Next week we will be starting on the brand new 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue that goes LIVE to customers on 1st May, 2024.  I cannot believe how quickly this year is speeding past and it is only 7 weeks until we leave for our overseas trip to Scandanavia.

If you've come from visiting Lauren, then welcome!  If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today! You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the button at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite project from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue.  There are so many great samples to choose from and I've CASE-d many of my favourites. However, I  love this page (below) from the Annual Catalogue showing samples for the Masterfully Made Suite.  

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I think the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper is amazing. I love all of the colours in the paper and as I'm a pink fan, the Berry Burst and Fresh Freesia designs are winners for me.  The paper is now in the Last Chance Sale, so you can get it for $10.87AUD, which is close to a 50% discount. I've already CASE-d the layout of the card at the top in this post here, for cards for new team members, so I decided to focus on the Berry Burst project at the top right in the photo above. 

Stampin' Up! Masterfully MadeShabby Chic | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I decided on Fresh Freesia for my card base, which is a colour in the paper and cut another piece slightly smaller. I like the interest this extra layer adds, but the other advantage is that if you make a mistake or don't like your stamping, you can turn it over and start again! I stamped off the text in from the Quiet Meadow stamp set at the bottom and top corners using Fresh Freesia ink, which looks quite faint in the photo, but I just wanted a subtle hint in the  background. The foliage spray from the Gorgeously Made Dies was cropped twice from Fresh Freesia card stock and I adhered them with tape across the stems. You can also add Adhesive Sheet to the reverse of the card stock but I wanted a more free flowing look. 

Stampin' Up! Masterfully MadeShabby Chic | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I added the piece of patterned paper from Masterfully Made to a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock to make it more robust for the 'lumpy' surface it was being adhered to. The white banner was cropped with a die from the Nested Essentials Dies, and I extended it to be a little longer. The second banner is the reverse side of the floral paper. Inspired by the paper, I created a shabby chic flower by tearing Berry Burst card stock and rolling it up and squishing it a little and adhered it at the top of the banners. I finished with a flowing bow from (retired) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon under it and a trio of silver pearls from the new Basic Gray & Smoky Slate Pearls. The birthday greeting from the Go To Greetings stamp set was stamped in Berry Burst ink, fussy cut and popped up.

Stampin' Up! Masterfully MadeShabby Chic | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Basic White writing panel and I've used the spiral look die from the Gorgeously Made Dies at the top which gives it the look of being torn from a notebook. At the base I have stamped off the text and adhered part of the foliage spray under a strip of the designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Masterfully MadeShabby Chic | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This card isn't one for a standard envelope, but it's worth it for something a little different, don't you think?

 

Project Details
Stamps Go To Greetings, Quiet Meadow
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Berry Burst, Fresh Freesia, Masterfully Made DSP
 Ink Fresh Freesia, Berry Burst
Accessories Basic Gray & Smoky Slate Pearls, Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (retired)
Tools Gorgeously Made Dies, Nested Essentials Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of a favourite project from the 2023-24 Annual Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to the Julia to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

If you've come from visiting Courtenay, then welcome!  If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today! You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the button at the bottom of the post. 

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Have you noticed the card sketches/layouts/templates in the new 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue? They are at the bottom of page 22 and there are 22 different layouts to give you inspiration for your cardmaking. This is a fabulous resource and this week the Crew are choosing one of these sketches for their inspiration.

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I've chosen the sketch above for my card today. As soon as I saw it, I knew what I was going to do with it; isn't it funny how that can happen sometimes. As it turns out my card is a variation of my original idea, but I like the extra detail that resulted.

Stampin' Up! Country Birdhouse Bundle | Sketch 19 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Instead of taking up the entire card, I've chosen to create a smaller centre panel with the layout, leaving a nice border of the Petunia Pop card base showing.  I used the smallest circle die from the Stylish Shapes Dies to create the 12 openings in the Thick Basic White panel. Yes, there was a ruler involved, lol, but you could probably just 'eyeball' it as well. It was a little more effort than adhering 12 black circles (my original thought), but I like the stitched detail around each circle that you get with this option.

Stampin' Up! Country Birdhouse Bundle | Sketch 19 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see the stitched detail around the circles more clearly in the photo above. I adhered the panel to Basic Black with a narrow border, giving a bold background to make my sweet flowers pop. The greeting from the Country Birdhouse stamp set was heat embossed in white on a narrow strip of Basic Black and popped up between the sets of circles. I added the panel to the card base with Dimensionals, leaving the flowers to last, so they wouldn't get flattened. I chose 4 colours and cropped the flowers with a die from the Country Birdhouse Dies, using a stylus in the centre of each to add dimension before adding the 3mm rhinestone. I adhered the flowers with a dot of Tombow glue in the centre of each circle, leaving it to go tacky, so it wouldn't squish when I added the flower. Rolled up Mini Glue Dots would work well, too.  I added a little bow in white Baker's Twine and a small version of the flower in corner of the greeting. This satisfied my need to have an odd number of flowers on the card!

Stampin' Up! Countrybird House | Sketch 19 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have cut the writing panel at the same size as the focus panel on the front, with a narrow border of Basic Black. The birthday greeting from the Country Birdhouse stamp set was stamped in Petunia Pop ink and a little cluster of flowers adhered flat in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Country Birdhouse Bundle | Sketch 19 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

As my husband said when I showed the card to him, 'that's different'! Yes, it's a bit different to my normal style, but I like the fun graphic look for a change.

 

Project Details
Stamps Country Birdhouse
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Basic White, Petunia Pop, Summer Splash, Lemon Lime Twist, Pretty in Pink
 Ink Versamark, Petunia Pop
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
Tools Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow glue, White EP, Heat Tool

 

We would love to see how you used one of the sketches/layouts/templates from page 22 of the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to  Julia to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Mix & Match

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

If you've come from visiting Andrea, then welcome!  If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today! You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the button at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from the Mix & Match section of the new Annual Catalogue. Mix & Match is a brand new set of products for creating, made easy. Select a set of cards & envelopes with printed backgrounds and matching envelopes and add an emphemera pack or two.

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There are 4 ephemera packs to choose from:

  • Saying Something - die cut greetings of all sizes and shapes,
  • Labels & Layers - die cut labels and layering pieces
  • Fully flowering - floral and foliage die cuts
  • Something For Everything - die cut images for all occasions

You can click on the image above to go to my Online Store and see the ephemera packs in more detail.

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I chose the image above from page 21 for my inspiration this week. This project uses a card base and envelope from the Calming Creek Cards & Envelopes and elements from 2 of the ephemera packs. This is a great layout that lends itself to lots of different occasions and embellishments.

Stampin' Up! Playing In The Rain & Thoughtful Journey DSP | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I've used a cute critter on my card as well, but mine is the sweet rabbit from the Playing In The Rain stamp set. But first I decided on a design from the lovely Thoughtful Journey DSP for the background to provide some ground and sky for my outdoor scene. The greeting from the retired Beautiful Balloons stamp set was stamped in black ink on Basic White and cropped with the largest banner die from the Stylish Shapes Dies

Stampin' Up! Playing In The Rain & Thoughtful Journey DSP | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I stamped the bunny and the clumps of flowers in Basic Gray ink on Basic White and coloured them with Stampin' Blends. The images were cropped with the coordinating Playing In The Rain Dies. I positioned and adhered the banner flat and then the rabbit was popped up and the flowers positioned around him. I fussy cut a single flower to pop up at the end of the banner. I added a couple of dragonlflies around the flowers and finished with a trio of Petunia Pop resin dots.

Stampin' Up! Playing In The Rain & Thoughtful Journey DSP | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Petunia Pop mat for the writing panel and I stamped the clump of flowers in the corner and coloured them the same as the front of the card. I will add a another greeting inside the card when I know the occasion. 

Stampin' Up! Playing In The Rain & Thoughtful Journey DSP | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Playing In The Rain, Beautiful Balloons (retired)
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Petunia Pop, Thoughtful Journey DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray
Accessories 2024-2026 In Color Resin Dots, 
Tools Playing In The Rain Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Smoky Slate, Azure Afternoon, Petunia Pop, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight)

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Mix & Match section of the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to  Lauren to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - New 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week and the brand new 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue. We have a HUGE hop this week to inspire you as we have new Crew joining us. Make sure you follow the link at the end of the post and welcome them with some comment love!

If you've come from visiting Michelle, then welcome!  If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today! You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the button at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from the 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue, which means we get to choose any project.

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I decided on the project above using the Layers of Beauty Bundle for my inspiration. This bundle consists of the stamp set with the large floral image and a selection of greetings, the coordinating dies and the Decorative Masks. The masks are a fabulous way to quickly colour a large image with Blending Brushes and perfect for those who are not super fond of colouring. Of course, you can also colour the image directly with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, Watercolour Pencils, or watercolouring with inks and Water Painters. This makes it a super flexible bundle with lots of techniques. Today, I decided to use the masks and wanted to give you another option with the finished image by cutting it apart for a totally different look.

Stampin' Up! Layers of Beauty Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I used Pretty in Pink, one of the new 2024-2026 In Colors for the large roses. This colour was retired about 5 years ago, but has returned for the next 2 years.  I wanted a soft look, so I used Pretty in Pink for all 3 masks that colour the roses and Petunia Pop on the smaller flowers and Old Olive for the leaves. Again, I've keep the leaves quite soft with just a little shading. You can of course make it darker if you choose by using more ink.

Stampin' Up! Layers of Beauty Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

With the image coloured, I used the coordinating die to crop the image and then went one step further and cut the image into 3 pieces. By cutting the image into pieces, you can achieve different looks, making it even more flexible. There is a separate die that crops the largest rose with the 3 leaves, but I just separated the 2 larges roses from the third rose with the small flowers and foliage and the small flowers with foliage as a third piece. This allowed me to create a more compact cluster, which I layered on a Basic White background dry embossed with the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder. The 2 large roses are popped up on Dimensionals and the smaller rose and flowers are popped up on 1mm foam pads to give it a little dimension as it sits under the main image,  I added a narrow mat of Pretty in Pink card stock and then popped it up with Adhesive Foam Strips onto a Thick Basic White card base. The greeting from the Stippled Roses stamp set was masked to separate the words and stamped in Petunia Pop ink. I finished with a sprinkle of 2024-26 In Color Shimmer Gems. The finished card is 13cm (5 1/8") square.

Stampin' Up! Layers of Beauty Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have replicated the Pretty in Pink mat for the writing panel at the same size as the front and I've added the remaining piece of the floral image that I cut apart. 

Stampin' Up! Layers of Beauty Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Layers of Beauty, Stippled Roses
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pretty in Pink
 Ink Pretty in Pink, Petunia Pop, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Accessories 2024-2026 In Color Shimmer Gems
Tools Layers of Beauty Dies, Distressed Tile 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Layers of Beauty Masks, Adhesive Foam Strips, 1mm Foam Pads (not SU)

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to new Crew member Courtenay to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Perennial Lavender Birthday

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

If you've come from visiting Rebecca, then welcome!  If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today! You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the button at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from projects using Retiring Punches.

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I've chosen the project above for my inspiration, as I thought the background was interesting, with punch outs from the retiring Ink & Tiled Punch Pack creating a textured background for the focus image. I'm not a fan of Crushed Curry, so I'm not at all partial to this particular sample project. However, if you can get past your initial view, often you will find an interesting idea or technique that you can take into your own card making.

Stampin' Up! Perennial Lavender Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

Instead of punch outs, I've used die cuts to create a textured background for my bouquet of Lavender. I started with a Lost Lagoon card base and then cut a smaller piece to leave a border at the top and bottom and added the mottled Pretty Peacock/Lost Lagoon design from the Perennial Lavender DSP.  I've die cut 4 of the Lavender branch from Lost Lagoon card stock to which I added Adhesive Sheet, first. This turns the die cuts into stickers and makes it super easy to adhere them to the background. 

Stampin' Up! Perennial Lavender Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

The tops of the lavender heads were stamped with Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape ink in a two-step process and cropped with the coordinating die. I stamped 3 stems in Lost Lagoon ink and then fussy cut them as a group and adhered it to a white stitched rectangle cropped with the (retired) Stitched Rectangles Dies. The Lavender heads were adhered over the stems with the bottom layer flat and the top one popped up. The panel was adhered flat to the background and I tied the pretty Silver & White 1/2" Sheer Ribbon around the panel and finished with a bow over the Lavender bouquet. The finished panel was adhered flat to the Lost Lagoon card base. 

The greeting from the soon to be retired Go To Greetings stamp set was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink, fussy cut and popped up. The teeny butterfly was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink and fussy cut and popped up above the greeting.  I finished with a trio of  Purple Fine Shimmer Gems.

Stampin' Up! Perennial Lavender Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have a white writing panel cut with the same style border as the front and I've added a lavender branch and flower head on the right and an even teenier Gorgeous Grape butterfly in the top corner. The butterflies are from the Painted Lavender stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Perennial Lavender Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I hope you give this idea a try in your card making, when you want to add texture and interest to your background.

 

Project Details
Stamps Painted Lavender, Go To Greetings
Card stock & Papers Lost Lagoon, Basic White, Perennial Lavender DSP
 Ink Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grap
Accessories Silver & White 1/2" Sheer Ribbon, Purple Fine Shimmer Gems
Tools Stitched Rectangle Dies (retired),  Painted Lavender Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Adhesive Sheet

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using a Retiring Punch this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to the Peta & Marvi to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Bundle

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

If you've come from visiting Michelle, then welcome!  If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today! You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the button at the bottom of the post. 

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It's that time of the year when we have to say goodbye to some favourite products and welcome lots of new goodies in the 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue. This week we are being inspired by our Favourite Retiring Bundle.

The Gorgeously Made Bundle and the coordinating Masterfully Made DSP  is one I'm sorry to see retire. I'll be keeping the Gorgeously Made Dies in my stash for the versatile background foliage, the notebook border and torn-look border. 

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You can see the dies in the photo above. They are not discounted in the Last Chance Sale here in Australia, but check prices in your local market just in case.

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I chose the sample above for my inspiration this week and I've used a combination of the retiring products from the Masterfully Made Suite, plus a brand new bundle called Spotlight on Nature, which will be available to customers on 1st May.

Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature & Masterfully Made DSP | Judy May | Just Judy Designs
I've chosen one of my favourite designs from the Masterfully Made DSP for the background and I added 2 of the open sprays cropped from Bubble Bath cardstock under the layer of (retired) Iridescent Ribbon. For the circle element in the design, I've used one of the fabulous set of new nesting circle dies that come with the Spotlight on Nature Bundle. There are 2 sets of 6 dies with different border treatments, that take the detail to the next level.  The dies can also totally stand alone, as they do not crop any of the images from the stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature & Masterfully Made DSP | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

On the circle I have added the large fussy cut flower from the Spotlight on Nature stamp set that I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Only the flowers have been coloured as I didn't want to add another colour to the mix. I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers for a lovely bit of sparkle, which makes the base of the large flower lighter in the photo than it actually is. For the background to the greeting, I have a piece of the Fresh Freesia design from the Masterfully Made DSP and a piece of Azure Afternoon cardstock and I've stamped the cross-hatch pattern using another stamp from Spotlight on Nature. The greeting from the (retired) Let's Create Together stamp set was stamped in Berry Burst ink, fussy cut and popped up. I finished with a trio of gold sequins.

Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature & Masterfully Made DSP | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have a Basic White writing panel and partially stamped the flower from Spotlight on Nature on the right in black ink and added a narrow strip of the Fresh Freesia design at the base. The simplicity of the uncoloured flower is a nice contrast to the detail on the front of the card.

Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature & Masterfully Made DSP | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Let's Create Together (retired), Spotlight on Nature
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Azure Afternoon, Bubble Bath, Masterfully Made DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Berry Burst
Accessories Iridescent Ribbon (retired), Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Tools Spotlight on Nature Dies,  Gorgeously Made Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Blends (Bubble Bath, Berry Burst)

 

We would love to see your CASE of your favourite retiring bundle from either the 2024 Jan-April Mini Catalogue or 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue, this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to the Peta & Marvi to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

 

Thanks for visiting today!